Why the Drinking Age Should not Be Lowered?
In our society today, we are experiencing a growing problem with alcohol. The sales of alcohol, alcoholism, driving under the influence and drinking during pregnancy are just a few of the problems we've been experiencing. The mere fact that we have signs warning pregnant women not to drink, makes it obvious how out-of-hand our drinking problems have gotten. However, one of the biggest problems with alcohol today is the drinking problem with underage teens, young adults and on the college campuses. We've all heard the stories of college students becoming sick or even dying from drinking. In this school year alone, there have already been many stories reported. A fraternity member at Illinois was discovered by roommates, dead as a result of an alcohol overdose, and an intoxicated Cornell University student fell down a gorge and died. At Michigan State, a student died after downing two dozen shots of booze and at Pennsylvania University a student was found clinging to life on her 21st birthday, her blood-alcohol level nearly seven times the intoxication limit (College Binge Drinking). Many people feel that the drinking age should be lowered to accommodate the young adult college students who drink so heavily. …
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